On the association of carangid juveniles, Alepes djedaba, with the jellyfish Rhizostoma pulmo

Artüz M.L., Tuncer S.

Published date: February 2017
Volume: 41
Number: 1
Pagination: 069-071
Publisher: Société Française d'Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2017-411-007
Abstract

We investigated the fish-jellyfish association on 99 specimens of jellyfishes, collected from seven different sampling sites during summer 2015. The collected jellyfish were Rhizostoma pulmo (Macri, 1778) and the fish juveniles associated with these hosts were identified as Alepes djedaba (Forsskål, 1775). The carangid A. djedaba is closely associated with many species of large scyphozoan jellyfishes. This study provides basic information about the spatial distribution of this fish-jellyfish association, based on observations in the west part of the Sea of Marmara, Turkey.

Keywords: Alepes djedaba - Carangidae - Jellyfish - Rhizostoma pulmo - Sea of Marmara - Symbiosis
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